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TEDxUFRO - Alejandro Arroyo - Songs in tragedy, an interview of hope

About TEDxIn the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)About the speakerAlejandro Arroyo is a renowned Chilean classical guitarist and a PhD in neuroscience. He ventured into Chilean folk tradition through the transcripts of composers such as Violeta Parra and Victor Jara, contributing decisively to the development of the "Chilean Guitar" as a concert instrument.Sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile, he has performed as a soloist in classical guitar and has been the music director of chamber music groups (both instrumental and vocal) in several countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America. In his field of specialization he has directed the program of "Musical Induction for Pregnancy" in the Araucan?a region in Chile, a program designed to stimulate the development of emotional and cognitive intelligence associated with pregnancy and early childhood.Currently, he is the director of the Chamber Choir of the Universidad De La Frontera, a professor in the Department of Medical Specialties and a researcher at the Laboratory of Neurosciences at the same university. In 2010, he was awarded the APES prize, annually awarded by the Association of Chilean Entertainment Journalists, for his "Significant contribution the Musical Arts and Integration". This award is given to the most prominent representatives of film, radio, theater, ballet, folk music, and Chilean TV.
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